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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Master of Science Program in Nutritional Science (code FCS_MS01)

The Master of Science in Nutritional Science program offers interdisciplinary study in the field of nutrition that allows students to develop particular competencies related to their career aspirations. The program offers four emphases: Nutritional Science, Latino Health and Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetic Internship, and has a variety of elective courses to meet student needs (with courses in nutrition for exercise and performance, endocrinology, molecular genetics, advanced community, nutrition in the media, etc.).

The research experience is a key part of learning and development for students in the program.  MS in Nutritional Science students develop skills in planning, carrying out, and evaluating research activities and learn to critically use research findings to inform practice decision. Our nutrition faculty have active research agendas and provide many opportunities for student collaborations on research projects. To learn more about faculty research interests, check out pages 11-12 of the Graduate Student Handbook.

Our MS alumni are making an impact in a variety of practice settings, including R&D for food and supplement companies, academia, private practice, and leadership in clinical settings. To read more, check out our biannual newsletter which features current faculty, student, and alumni work in nutrition teaching, research, and practice.


Virginia Gray, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Graduate Coordinator



Nutrition in Practice

We are happy to provide the first issue of Nutrition in Practice, a newsletter for CSULB nutrition graduate students and alumni. We hope to use this newsletter as an avenue for sharing research among faculty and students as well as to feature the excellent work of the alumni of our program.
Check back at the end of every semester for the latest issue.


Travel Funds for Students

Project HOGAR (Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention), in collaboration with the CSULB Dean of Graduate Studies, is pleased to announce the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Graduate Travel Fellowships. These fellowships are made possible by the U.S. Dept. of Education Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) program and the CSULB Office of Academic Affairs. Check out the link below to find out more about it:
Project HOGAR



Emphases and Course Requirements

Admission Requirements to MS Program

Application Process and Deadlines

Current Graduate Student Procedures


Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Studies Resource Center

Graduate Student Research



Submission Period

Date Your Paper

Winter 2017
11/18/16 - 1/6/17
January 2017
Spring 2017
1/10/17 - 3/24-17
May 2017
Summer 2017
5/26/17 - 7/7/17
August 2017